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is 5:00 a.m., friday, december 16 we're following breaking news. philadelphia police come under fire while chasing robbery suspects. we'll have a live report from the scene. rescue crews pull a driver from a fiery crash on a major highway in delaware overnight. >> bundle up, accuweather is tracking snow for the weekend. >> i got a temperature reading of 17 in my car, did anybody beat me on the way to work? >> reporter: i saw 17. >> reporter: my car doesn't through, you have to dial it in on the dashboard. it's cold out there, we have a winter weather advisory that's kicking in at 10:00 p.m. this is a big issue we're expecting after 10:00 p.m. and midnight in most neighborhoods for the snow to arrive and overnight into tomorrow morning we'll see warm air come up from
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the south. this begins at 10:00 it will expire during the day tomorrow, down in south jersey and delaware, as soon as 9:00 a.m., probably expires around 10:00 in philadelphia. later in the afternoon and allentown and later in the day up in the poconos him warming tomorrow, but on the way you've got snow changing to brief icing and back to rain during the day tomorrow. satellite and radar shows you we're starting out sunny, take a look we're looking at 16 degrees in philadelphia. 14 in allentown. 15 in wilmington. 21 in cape may. 15 in trenton. even though winds are generally going to be less today than yesterday they are in the process of dieing down. your windchill is making it feel like 3 degrees in philadelphia. 1 in wilmington, 1 in allentown, zero in reading i should say and below zero in lancaster. bundle up all the extra gear important today. temperatures will climb all day long, 15 by 7:00 a.m., 21 by
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noon, notice the high is 28 we won't hit that until later tonight, probably about 9:00 p.m. we'll have more on the snow changing to rain overnight tonight and tomorrow. >> reporter: penndot zooming in and out, vine street expressway is seeing traffic with the construction in the process of clearing. no big issues on the blue route, i-95, speeds in the 50s we're dry this morning, the winter weather comes late tonight. fire activity, mildred street near passyunk stick to federal street instead. blue route, approaching conshohocken that's the northbound traffic moving toward the schuylkill expressway. it is cold be prepared for your car to stop. make sure to warm it up, make sure you put your blankets in the car and put on the hazards if your vehicle become disabled. this water main break is a problem in cherry hill.
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blocking the left lane 70 eastbound past 295. of course where there's water there's going to be ice, matt and tam. >> thank you, karen. breaking overnight, police moved in on three men they believed to be suspects in a robbery in feltonville that led to a foot chase and shots fired at police. let's go to and live at the scene, front and the boulevard. >> reporter: good morning, tam, luckily the police officers are okay and none hit by the gunfire. let's take you to the video where the action cam was when the people were taken into custody, 17, 18, and 19-year-old. police found a gun and spent shell casing. one suspected fired at police when they ran away in an alley near rising sun and the boulevard. this started at 1:30 a.m. when the three used a gun to rob a 21-year-old man.
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the description of the three and dark pick up went out, police spotted the pick up there was a brief pursuit. police lost them and they spotted again near front an rock handle when police arrived at the spotted the trio near rising sun and the boulevard. >> the police did an excellent job on this freezing cold night not only identifying the vehicle and chasing and apprehending all three of the robbery suspects, but they showed a whole lot of restraint after getting fired upon. the police officers for some reason they did not return fire. >> reporter: and all that went down in an alley right behind us over here where police wrapped up looking for evidence because of the crime. we were told that the three were taken to east detectives, so was the 21-year-old robbery victim who positively identified the
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three. they face charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault against a police officer. reporting live in the northeast, annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." matt, back to you. >> thanks, annie. new this morning, a driver in delaware lost control and slipped into an embankment causing the car to burst into flames. it happened on 495 in claymont. a passing truck driver used his fire extinguisher to help fire crews. the driver is in critical condition with burns and other injuries. i-78 in the lehigh valley is back open this morning. a car struck a power pole on cedar crest boulevard in salisbury township. it caused the pole to topple and drop a pole across all lanes on the interstate. all lanes are back open now. part of cedar crest boulevard remains closed. burlington county
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authorities are investigating a deadly crash inboard don in door don -- bordentown township, one person was killed. princeton has banned the men's swimming and diving team because of racist and vulgarmat. president-elect made a stop on the tour in hershey pennsylvania more than a month after reversing 25 years of history in the state. trump beat hillary clinton the first republican presidential
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win in pennsylvania since 1988. i want to thank the incredible people of pennsylvania. thank you very much. [cheers and applause]. >> mr. trump vowed to win pennsylvania four years from now quote by an even greater margin. a germantown developer has left his tenants out in the cold with no heat in their apartment. 20 residents say they have been without heat for months. philadelphia housing authority handed out space heaters and vouchers for residents to stay somewhere else. some say they don't want to leave because they worry someone will break into the apartment. >> we need help, they don't do nothing, they keep trying to pass the buck and pass the buck and pass the buck. >> the gas supposed to be included in the rent. pgw said the property owner has failed to pay the gas bill and has an outstanding balance of almost $60,000. can you imagine. what a night to not have any
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heat. >> terrible night to endure that. >> reporter: it's worse as it's been all night right now. temperatures continue to drop overnight and that's exactly what we've seen. storm tracker 6 live double scan showing we are dry, that's good. as we step outside, we're expecting sunshine over dilworth plaza, there it is on our city hall camera, rothman ice rink in the foreground. it's wind out there, but the wind will dry down, for now we're rather blustery. take a look at the temperatures without any wind are bad. 16 degrees in philadelphia. 15 in wilmington. 14 in allentown and reading. 13 in lancaster. the windchills are in the low single digits and down close to zero in some areas. that really is everywhere. down in cape may, windchills around the mid single digits, maybe 5 or 6 is what it feels like. windchill of 3 in philadelphia. bundle up as much as you can.
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satellite and radar shows a lack of cloud cover so we're expecting sunshine early, a few more clouds pop up as the day goes on. up in the lehigh valley, look for it to be cold. the highs i'm going to show you arrest a little misleading. they will happen around 10:00, 11:00 p.m. 26 degrees is the high in lehigh valley. during the day you'll be in the teens for a good portion of the day and the low 20s for a good portion of the afternoon. same story at the shore, high of 32. stuck in the 20s most of the day. in philadelphia, 28 about 11:00 p.m. tonight, right now we're in the mid teens, it will be a slow climb probably in the low 20s for a good portion of the afternoon. winds out of the west 8 to 16 miles per hour later. they are stronger than that right now they will die down during the day. overnight tonight, 24 is the low. more clouds build in, overnight we're looking at the arrival of the snow. let's show you that. by 11:00 p.m. we're probably dry across the region. overnight most of us will see
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snow a good bet in the northern suburbs. philadelphia could get clipped with this, as well. tomorrow morning you get the snow filling in through the i-95 corridor, 5:30 a.m. notice how warm air is in the process of coming up from the south. south jersey and delaware will get nothing but rain out of this. as we go later in the morning, the warm air pushes past philadelphia and by 9:00 a.m. it's possible we change over to rain in philadelphia. it's all out of here in the afternoon. that progression from south to north, though is going to be slow. i want to sort of point out to you, as you see the snow change to rain, even if it is a fast change keep in mind there will be freezing rain in between, which is hard to tell if you're just looking at it, that surface is still frozen, it might be icy after the rain, okay. by the way we're looking at a coating to an inch before it
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gets washed away in philadelphia and more snow as we go through the region tomorrow. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, today's high is a cold 28. we won't hit that until tonight. wind dieing down. snow arriving overnight. snow changing to a brief period of ice and rain south to north with a high of 48. hopefully the roads improve quickly tomorrow. sunday, periods of rain, 60. monday and tuesday, we're back in the 30s. wednesday winter arrives and we're in the low 40s for a high. mid 40s on thursday, early wintery mix including rain and eagles are home on thursday night. >> we have more coming in on our breaking news story. let's go live to the fire scene, a 30-year-old man was burned 60% of his body. firefighters rescued from him his home on south millic street in southwest philadelphia. there were reports that someone was trapped that's probably the
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person who was taken to the hospital for all the burns. the fire spread to a neighboring house. fire crews are on the scene on the porch roof trying to haven't this out and make sure it doesn't -- vent this out and make sure it doesn't reignite on this very, very cold morning to start a fire. >> the latest reviews are out on the star wars flick. dash cam video shows what led police to shoot a suspect. >> a spill has contaminated an entire supply of tap water. >> reporter: we're looking at the schuylkill expressway, no big problems on the schuylkill expressway. we'll take you to the boulevard when "action news" comes right back. >> 5:15 a.m., we have more news
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on breaking news in southwest philadelphia. it is not good. we mentioned someone was injured in the fire, indeed that person was killed in the blaze on south millic street in southwest philadelphia. fire crews remain on the scene. the sad update from fire officials, someone died in the fire this morning. >> let's go over to karen rogers taking a look at accuweather it's credibly cold, starting with traffic this morning. >> reporter: roads are dry at commerce drive, no problems coming in from phoenixville or chester springs, no accidents or delays, just yet. we have a problem cedar crest boulevard i-78. i talked to police, it is still shut down because of the
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accident and the pole. no word on cedar crest avenue. i-78 open and moving fine. how about the temperatures 15 degrees colder than yesterday morning. with windchills in the single digits, the temperature itself 1 in quakertown. live update in warring, 13. congratulations. 11? kennett square. 16 in browns mill. 14 in glassboro, 16 in vineland. 16 in smyrna, delaware. >> we have information on a water crisis in texas city. officials in corpus christi said residents in a few areas can drink tap water, but the bulk of the city is under an advisory to refrain from using it. a harmful chem contaminated the
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water supply. people are rushing for supplies of bottled water. we have dash cam video of a high-speed chase from western pennsylvania. it ends with the person being shot. it started tuesday morning troopers say they fried to pull over a -- tried to pull over a suspicious vehicle, the suspect drove off. when the officers caught up to him, he held a gun to a female passenger's head and threatened to shoot her. >> he said i'm going to kill her and pushed the point harder against the female's head. that's when an officer opened fire. the woman involved is okay. the suspect was taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries, he faces multiple charges including aggravated assault and reckless endangerment. sixers host the lakers at the wells fargo center. jared bail atlanticess is out fe
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season. eagles started the season with three straight wins. the eagles couldn't maintain their success, while the ravens are in the playoffs. another reason some people think the "e" in ecigarettes means explosion. >> reporter: it is my favorite
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day, right? [laughter]. let's look outside and see what's going on. let's check out i-95 at the betsy ross bridge. southbound traffic coming toward you, heading toward center city. we're dry and clear, not the case overnight tonight, but this morning you're looking good. mass transit, route 23 trolley shuttle busing on millic street watch for that one. >> reporter: it's cold out there on the bus stop, dress yourself and the kids warmly.
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15 by 8:00 a.m. windchills a factor this morning, it feels like the low single digits, 3 degrees windchill on the backup in philadelphia at this hour. if you're out running errands today, it will get better with winds dieing down, it's a long, slow climb to the high of 28. is a degrees by 7:00 a.m. 21 by noon, 25 by 3:00 p.m. we're not going to hit the high until 9:00 p.m., so p.m. tonight, a slow climb in temperatures, but cold and uncomfortable out there. quick look at the airport, we're hoping for all green aircraft that's what we got, no major delays. in chicago, 1 degrees with snow in o'hare. kidneys for orderly donors may -- older donors may be a solution for people who need life saving life transplants. kidneys from 80-year-old patients show high success rates. >> this is new on "action news," yet another case of an
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ecigarette exploding in a smoker's case. 24-year-old man of connecticut said he was smoking the device outside of work when it exploded in his mouth. the blast damaged four of his death and burned his hand. >> i remember going to take the hit, as soon as that happened, i don't remember anything else, my co-workers saw it fry from my teeth all the way into the air. >> the fda has identified 66 explosion from ecigarettes in 2015 and early this year in most cases the battery was to blame. >> reporter: in this morning's "g.m.a." first look, across the country, layers light projectors like this star showers and similar brands are flying off store shelves. now the faa is warning decorators about the projectors saying they could cause harm to
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pilots or aircraft. although, the product complies with faa guidelines. it is asked that they not project them into the the air path of flights. make sure they are aimed at buildings and not toward the sky. paula ferris will have more on the christmas controversies at 7:00 a.m. abc news new york. ♪
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[ male announcer ] try both. rowing one is now in -- rogue one is now in theater. excited fans showed up in force at the prince theater. they enjoyed star wars themed drinks and band before the movie started. "action news" was in edgemont, delaware county to hear reviews as diehard fans left the theater. >> it was amazing, really awesome. >> it's stars wars, are you kidding me. >> it was exactly what i was hoping to expect from it. i don't know how to put it into words, it's like crazy. >> rogue one is produced by
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disney, the parent company of 6abc. i know someone whose going to see it tonight. >> that would be me, i can't wait, the reviews sound great. well it is 5:28.grinches are bu. firefighters face icy conditions as they douse the blaze in a home. those stories, as well as a fire in southwest philadelphia when "action news" comes right back. >> this is breaking right now
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on "action news," a person pulled out of a raining house fire in southwest philadelphia has -- a raging house fire in southwest philadelphia has died. >> a trio of suspected robbers opened fire on police during a chase. they don't get much further than that. >> two officers were taken to the hospital after their patrol car collided with another car. >> this is the coldest december day in 8 years, if it wasn't bad enough, accuweather is tracking snow, and it is coming soon. >> get out the flannel sheets. >> that's a good idea, actually. >> today is

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